Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sanctuary - North Shore News: Ryan Robbins Interview

At North Shore News (Vancouver, BC, Canada):

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Web-first projects making an impact

By Benjamin Alldritt, North Shore News August 20, 2010


"Early on, someone said to me 'You're not good-looking enough to be a leading man and you're not ugly enough to be a character actor,'" recalls North Vancouver-based actor Ryan Robbins. "I said 'Well I can ugly myself up a little bit but I don't know if I can get any prettier.'"

Happily, that early assessment was well wide of the mark. Robbins has rarely been idle since he got into professional acting, playing a series of character roles and now looking forward to taking on that leading-man mantle.

Robbins met with the North Shore News just after returning from Comic Con in San Diego, where he represented several local television shows -- Sanctuary, Riese and the upcoming Dream Detective -- at the international pop-culture conference.

"It was absolutely bonkers," says Robbins, who plays Henry Foss in Sanctuary and Rand in Riese. "I'm not really used to the getting-recognized thing. But wow, on the panel at Comic Con, you couldn't see the back of the room. I said 'Wow, our little show (Sanctuary) is pretty popular' and someone said 'Yeah, you're in 183 countries...'"

Sanctuary season three premieres on Syfy (US) on Tuesday, September 28 at 10pm -- this season will have 20 episodes!

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